Chevron discovers oil and gas off Angola

A consortium led by Chevron Corp. has made a significant oil and gas discovery on Block 0 off Angola.

Uchenna Izundu
OGJ International Editor

LONDON, Aug. 8 – A consortium led by Chevron Corp. has made a significant oil and gas discovery on Block 0 off Angola.

Cabinda Gulf Oil Co. (CABGOC), an affiliate of Chevron, and its partners tested 11.6 MMcfd of natural gas and 2,550 b/d of liquid hydrocarbons from a single 150 ft perforated interval in the exploration well 79-3XST1.

The well, drilled in March 2009 in 397 ft of water reached a TVD of 13,000 ft. It encountered over 225 ft of net hydrocarbon pay in the Cretaceous Upper Pinda formation.

The well was drilled by the KCA Deutag Ben Rinnes jack up.

The discovery extends a trend of undeveloped gas-condensate and crude oil discoveries in the Greater Vanza Longui Area that are currently undergoing appraisal.

CABGOC has a 39.2% interest and operates the Block 0 contractor group, which also includes Sonangol EP with 41%, Total E&P with 10%, and ENI Angola Production BV with 9.8%.

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

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